Bulgaria's Corn Output Up by 6.2% Y/Y

Business | November 21, 2011, Monday // 15:28|  views

Bulgaria's corn output has been growing since 2009. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's 2011 corn production increased by 6.2% year-on-year, according to data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods.

As of November 17, 2011, a total of 98% of the corn has been harvested; thus, Bulgaria's corn production is expected to total about 2 050 000 metric tons, or 120 000 tons more than in 2010.

The increase in comparison with 2009 is far greater – 55%, or 730 000 metric tons more.

Much of the increase is due to the constant rise in the acreage planted with corn in Bulgaria – 2.88 million decares in 2009, 3.14 million decares in 2010, and 3.76 decares in 2011.

A total of 9.8 million decares were planted with wheat in Bulgaria in the fall of 2011, the Agriculture Ministry said, an increase compared with the 9.2 million decares planed in 2010, and 9.6 million in 2009.

The total acreage with barley planted in the fall of 2011 by Bulgarian farmers amounts to 1.62 million decares, up from 1.61 million in 2010, but down from 2.01 million decares in 2009.

The acreage with rapeseed, which is emerging as a major energy crop, has grown to 2.4 million decares planted in the fall of 2011, up from 2.1 million in 2010, and 1.8 million in 2009.

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